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Slideshow: GCU students stage polite debate

October 21, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau  

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National Day on Writing gets the word out

October 21, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Students and faculty celebrated the National Day on Writing on Thursday by creating chalk poetry, community stories and mini-autobiographies as they spread the word that writing is fun. The six-word personal stories created by passersby — such as “Aspiring feminist and pizza lover” were especially interesting.

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There’s nothing fake about the laughs at Lip Sync

October 20, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University’s annual Lip Sync talent show created a long line of students and occupied a full house Wednesday night when nine talented teams lip synced their favorite songs, celebrities and movie clips. The thing about this event is that it engages community and encourages peer support, said Julia Bates, event coordinator. “It’s easy to see why there’s so much hype around it,” she said. “Students love being a part of it.”

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Comic belief: McFarlane shows he’s on the ball

October 20, 2016 / by / 2 Comments

Maybe you’ve never heard of Todd McFarlane, but many millennials sure have. He’s famous for his comic-book creations, and the Colangelo College of Business students were awestruck Wednesday as he talked to them about how to get good at something and then parlay it into a success. But the admiration wasn’t a one-way street. “I’m amazed by how brilliant you are,” he said of the younger generation.

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McKenney earns key role in U.S. sports medicine

October 19, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Michael McKenney is in his sixth year at GCU as a clinical coordinator for exercise science and an athletic training professor in the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions. But it was his work outside the classroom that landed him a coveted training position at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro this summer.

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Author discusses election from Christian perspective

October 18, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

A large crowd turned out at Ethington Theatre on Monday to hear Dr. Wayne Grudem of Phoenix Seminary give his views on “Faith and Politics.” Grudem urged everyone in the audience to get out and vote, and he encouraged students to run for office if they are motivated to do so.

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Never fear, teachers — certification help is on the way

October 18, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

On Saturday, GCU’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences is hosting its first annual conference to help students prepare for the National Evaluation Series (NES), an exam Arizona students are required to pass before student teaching and to receive the required certification to teach.

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Kimmel’s Chapel talk leaves no stones unturned

October 18, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Dr. Tim Kimmel, who founded and operates the Family Matters ministry, had an interesting take on David vs. Goliath at Chapel on Monday morning. Kimmel noted that David put five stones in his pouch and listed five pieces of ammunition we need to fight Satan and deal with daily life. Some of Kimmel’s stones aren’t necessarily things you’d think of first.

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Slideshow: Saturday afternoon commencement

October 17, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Moments of triumph and delight highlighted fall commencement exercises Friday afternoon at Grand Canyon University Arena.  

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Slideshow: Saturday morning commencement

October 17, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Moments of triumph and delight highlighted fall commencement exercises Saturday morning at Grand Canyon University Arena.      

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